I know this may seem an impertinent question. It seems clear, however, that most folks on this board consider Hermes to be the "gold standard" when it comes to leather bags. Nothing else comes close. Does this fact make you hesitant to buy a non Hermes bag? I find that about once a year I am drawn to something WAAY outside the (orange) box, but usually back off before actually buying. Last year, I was briefly captivated by the YSL double bag in anthracite, after Uma Thurman and Lindsay Lohan were each photographed with it. Since I never do anything on impulse - and fortunately for me there was a waiting list for it at the time - I got over it in about two weeks, and did not buy one. In the past couple of weeks I have been bitten by the "Celine bittersweet" bug - now interested in this in the beigey color in leather. I refuse to pay $1K for such a trendy item, and plan instead to check out the sales and the outlet. By that time, I will probably be over it (hopefully). Does anyone have any non-Hermes temptations lately (and hesitations)? Do your non Hermes attractions usually result in a non purchase (or in a purchase?) If the later, do you later regret it, ie, do your Hermes bags make any other bag look bad by comparison. Or do you like having a range of leather, not all having to be up to Hermes exactitude? I recently bought a Coach tote at the outlet mall for a very cheap price and find myself strangely loving it. However, if I didnt already have some birkins, a kelly and a bolide to counterbalance it, I am not sure how thrilled I would be with an $150 bag.